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1133813
  • Title
    Item 01: Australian Views, [1887-1896] / Bray
  • Call number
    PXA 187
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date

    1887-1896
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    1133813
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    1 album - mostly watercolours
  • Scope and Content
    Album contains 14 drawings and watercolours of Aboriginal rock cuttings, rock art, cave art, and shlelters on the North Shore and Northern Beaches of Sydney, New South Wales, 1887-1896.

    1. Australian views Bray [album cover]
    2. A bush fire in Australia [print]
    3. Bray, J. S. [Sketches illustrating aboriginal life in NSWales] [title page, page 1]
    4. Hands on Rocks (painted on) ?Aboriginal / about half actual size / Balmoral Beach Middle Harbor [i.e. Middle Harbour] near Sydney, 12.10.95 / JS. Bray [page 2]
    5. Aboriginal markings on flat rocks at George's Head..., 3.5.96 / J.S.B. [page 3 ]
    6. Aboriginal cuttings on flat surface of large rock overlooking Balmoral Middle Harbor [i.e. Middle Harbour], 1891 [page 4]
    7. [Drawing of Aboriginal cuttings or markings including animals, hand, and human figure] / JS. Bray [page 5]
    8. Old Aboriginal 'Bora Rock' about 150 yards East of Pacific Hotel Manly side, between Manly lagoon [?]..., 23,2,96 / J S Bray [page 6]
    9. Old 'Joyners' Cave / Blatherars[?] beach / Balmoral. Middle harbor [i.e. Middle Harbour...This cave was in use as a home for many years by a man named Joyner an old military pensioner who lived there with his wife and family about 20 to 25 years ago, 11/1/95 [page 7]
    10. Aboriginal(?) painting on rock / cliffs, off the road, about 500 yards before the Bridge is reached over Manly Lagoon, towards Deewhy [i.e. Dee Why], 28 Sept 1895 / J.S Bray [page 8]
    11. Aboriginal ? paintings on rock / Pearl Bay, near wharf, Sept. 28/95 / JS. Bray [page 8]
    12. Old aboriginal Gunyah Mossman's Bay [i.e. Mosmans Bay], other side opposite last wharf for steamer...There are 2 faces carved out in relief at one end ? aboriginal, 1887 / J S. Bray [page 9]
    13. Aboriginal hand markings on rock / facing Balmoral Beach Middle Harbor [i.e. Middle Harbour], June 1890 / JSBray [page 10]
    14. Bora Rock : aboriginal markings near Manly Water-works Gully, 13.9.91 [page 11]
    15. Old Aboriginal Gunyah with hand markings on rock / Note. There are many other markings but the "Larrikins" have obliterated them..., 12.10.95 / J S. Bray [page 12]
    16. Old Aboriginal Gunyah. Old Man's Bay, Long Bay Middle Harbor [i.e. Middle Harbour]..., 12.10.95 / J S Bray [page 13]
    17. Old Aboriginal Gunyah, corner view looking north west..., 12.10.95 / J S Bray [page 14]
  • Source
    Bequeathed by D. S. Mitchell, 1907 Transferred from Mitchell Library Manuscripts A 187, August 1997
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Titled and dated from album.
  • Variant title

    Pencil inscription first page of album
    "Bray, J. S. [Sketches illustrating aboriginal life in NSWales]" [i.e. New South Wales].
  • General note

    Digital order no:Album ID : 1148167
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Most drawings are signed and dated.
    "D.S. Mitchell" signature on first page of album.
  • Conservation note

    Album was rebound, May 1944
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